In "Smoking Food", Chris Dubbs and Dave Heberle assure us that smoking is an art, not a science, and they fearlessly reveal that art's essentials - and how simple they can be. They explain how to choose the best fuels, how to build smokers from old refrigerators and cardboard boxes, and, of course, how to smoke everything from turkeys to chestnuts. Aware of the needs and wants of the modern cook, they include low-sodium preparations, alternatives to preservatives like sodium nitrite, and thoughts on safely handling meat. Recipes include slow-smoked salmon, country-style bacon, hot-smoked shrimp as well as a variety of vegetarian options including smoked cheeses, nuts and vegetables. With more than one hundred recipes and tips for making brines, marinades, cheeses, appetizers, soups, and main dishes, "Smoking Food" is an invaluable resource for the home smoker.
Chris Dubbs and Dave Herberle have written separately on subjects as varied as animals in space, immigration, construction safety, and Polish cooking.